UCSD La Jolla Innovation Center

The La Jolla Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 110,00 SF of office and educational space for UCSD Health, UCSD School of Medicine, and UCSD Extension to serve students, patients, and the larger community.  Developed on seven acres adjacent to UCSD’s main campus,  7-story Class A building will also feature a ground floor café, 275 parking spaces, and sustainable design features.

The La Jolla Innovation Center is being developed as a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between UCSD and GPI Companies (GPI) using a sale/long-term leaseback structure whereby UCSD purchased the site and leased it back to GPI.  The sale/leaseback transaction structure allows GPI to take advantage of State of California exemptions from local land use regulatory authority and Development Impact Fees (DIFs).

KMA assisted UCSD with financial pro forma analyses and negotiations support for this complex P3 transaction.  KMA determined the value of entitlement benefits accruing to GPI as a result of the proposed sale/leaseback structure.  UCSD will receive a financial credit for the value of the entitlement benefits. The La Jolla Innovation enter broke ground in the Summer of 2021.

Project Description

Services Provided:
  • Pro Forma Analyses
  • Negotiations Support
  • Entitlement Benefits
Project Status:
Fall 2023 opening anticipated.
Project Manager:
Paul Marra